The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital offers hope and support to cancer patients, families and caregivers. The center is designed to assist individuals and families through counseling, stress and symptom management, care planning, system navigation, education, aesthetic services and resource identification. We connect persons diagnosed with cancer, and their families, with essential community, state and national resources.
The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center honors the memory of long-time Howard County resident Claudia Mayer, who died of cancer at age 47. It is also named for Tina Broccolino, one of the founders of the center. Her support was instrumental in the center's growth over the past 15 years.
Located on the hospital campus in the new Medical Pavilion at 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050 (Garden Level), our Center hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Tuesday evenings until 7:00pm.
Counseling and support services are available to families and patients.
Cancer patients and their families sometimes need help coping. Whether you are facing the uncertainty of a new diagnosis and treatment, feeling overwhelmed or adapting to life after cancer, we can help. Our social workers are there to offer assistance, connect you with resources, teach coping skills and provide emotional support individually or in a group setting.
We connect you to a library of educational materials and other available resources.
Our experienced staff provides you with the educational materials you need to better understand your diagnosis and treatment. Our lending library is tied to the Howard County Library System and our selection of books is searchable via their online catalog. We have an extensive selection of current materials from the NIH, The National Cancer Institute, The American Cancer Society, Johns Hopkins Medicine and other organizations devoted to informing the cancer patient and their families. Come in and let our staff help you choose books that may be helpful. We can also provide access to local, state and national programs and resources that may be of help to you. Take advantage of our classes, events and programs, most of which are free of charge.
Our wig salon and prosthetic services are all under one roof.
The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center has specialty salons offering a wide selection of wigs, and professional hairstyling services designed specifically for your hair as it transitions during and after your cancer treatment. We also have an extensive selection of head scarves and wraps, hats and caps. Should you need help, we can shave your head, and our staff can teach you various ways to wear and tie your scarves. Breast prostheses are also available at the center from our small retail operation. Women can purchase surgical camisoles, surgical bras, drain pouches, breast forms and fluffs.
Complementary medicine, including acupuncture and yoga are available.
Our center provides acupuncture consultations and treatment via experienced top-rated practitioners. Other services –including movement classes in yoga and Qigong – massage and counseling are also available to patients and families.
Support our Center
Our Center is made possible through the support and generous contributions of individuals and community groups. If you would like to find out how you can support the center, call us at 410 740-5858. You can also make a direct contribution by using this online donation form and designating the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center in the Donation Information field.
Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center
10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050
Columbia, MD 21044